Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL were crushed when Anthony Geary announced his retirement and Luke Spencer made his exit from Port Charles In July of 2015. And although the actor had moved to Amsterdam, he made a brief cameo appearance in May of 2017 to help usher Jane Elliot’s Tracy off the canvas when she, too decided to retire. But could Luke make a real return to Port Charles someday? “I don’t rule anything out,” Geary confided to Soaps In Depth. “One of the things I’ve learned from being on the planet 70 years is to say ‘I don’t do this’ or ‘I don’t do that’ just limits your options. I try to keep an open mind about everything.”
Geary joined the cast of GH back in 1978, and the original planned 13-week stint was extended into a contract role that lasted for decades. He also racked up an impressive 16 Daytime Emmy Nominations during his career, taking home the trophy eight times. But all good things must come to an end, and he eventually packed his bags and moved to Amsterdam to enjoy his retirement.
“I don’t need to work, gratefully, so if I choose to do anything now, it will be for art, interest, love, or as a favor for a friend” Geary explained.. “Not to have to make a living scratching and clawing your way to the top is such a relief. I think maybe I did that more than I realized. At the time you’re doing it, you don’t realize what a battle you’re waging, how exhausting it is, and how much damage you can do. I look back on it all now and wonder how necessary it was for me to be so combative.
“The short answer is, ‘Never say never,’” Geary concluded. “Whatever makes people happy.”
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